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Miten marjoja poimitaan
How to Pick Berries

Economy is stranger than fiction.

Visitors from a distant place appear in the misty swamps
of Northern Finland. The locals grow restless - things are
changing, secret berry spots are revealed and everything
is getting uncomfortable.
Who is to blame and who is profiting from all this?
How to Pick Berries is an exploration of Finnish mind and
t he absurdities of global economy.

Directed by Elina Talvensaari
Written by Elina Talvensaari and Mauro Fariñas
Cinematography: Joonas Pulkkanen
Film editing: Markus Leppälä
Sound design: Pinja Mustajoki
Original music: Pinja Mustajoki and Tommi Mäki
Still photos: Mauro Fariñas
Graphic design: Atte Kartunen
Producer: Elina Talvensaari
Co-producer: Joonas Pulkkanen

Genre: Documentary
Country: Finland
Year: 2010
Lenght: 18' 45''
Shooting format: 35mm and HD
Screening format: 35mm, Digibeta PAL, Blueray
Color, 1:2,35
Sound: Dolby Stereo 5.1
Original language: Finnish and Thai
Subtitles: English

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2010 Screenings:
Venice International Film Festival.
Helsinki International Film Festival.
San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2nd Prize IFSM.
Nordic Film Days, Lübeck.
Lens Politica, Helsinki.
Arktista Viimaa, Rovaniemi.
Bratislava International Film Festival, Best Short Film Award.
International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam.
Kettupäivät, Helsinki, Best School Documentary Award.
Sleepwalkers, Tallin.
Zinebi, Bilbao, Golden Mikeldi for Documentary.
Henri Langlois, Poitiers.
Antarctis Film Festival, Queen Maud Land.

2011 Screenings:
Tromsø International Film Festival, Tromsø Palm Award.
Premiers Plans D'Angers, Musical Creation Award.
Hors Pistes, Centre Pompidou, Paris.
DocPoint, Helsinki.
Arktisen Upeeta, Jyväskylä, Student Film Honorable Mention; Audience Favorite.
True/False Film Festival, Columbia.
Tampere Film Festival, Best Documentary; Student Award.
Environmental Film Festival. Washington DC.
Vera Film Festival, Mariehamn Åland.
Go-Short, Nijmegen.
Minimalen, Trondheim.
Regensburg Short Film Week, Special Mention.
Aubagne International Film Festival.
Artisokka Film Festival, Helsinki.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Durham.
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Film Festival.
Dawson City International Short Film Festival.
Trento Film Festival.
Docville International Documentary Film Festival, Leuven.
Timishort Film Festival, Timisoara.
IndieLisboa, RTP2 Onda Curta Award.
Short Film Corner, Cannes International Film Festival.
Doc Aviv, International Documentary Film Festival. Tel Aviv.
London International Documentary Film Festival.
2annas International Shorts Film Festival, Riga.
Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival.
Hamburg International Shorts Film Festival.
MoMA presents: Doc Point. New York
Future Shorts ONE / July 2011.
Guanajuato International Film Festival.
Rural Route Film Festival. New York, USA.
Brazilian Student Film Festival. Sao Paulo, Portrait of National Reality Award.
Kratkofil International Film Festival, Banja Luka, Best Documentary.
Milano Film Festival.
Kinokuus Food Film Festival, Dubrovnik.
Nordisk Panorama. Aarhus, Fedeora Award.
Camden Int. Film Festival, Camden, Rockport and Rockland.
I've Seen Films, International Film Festival, Milan.
Belo Horizonte, International Film Festival.
Bergen International Film Festival.
Uppsala International Short Film Festival. Grand Prix.
DokumentART. Neubrandenburg, Germany and Szczecin, Poland.
Kasseler Dok Fest, Kassel.
L'Alternativa, Barcelona Independent Film Festival.
Munich International Film Festival of Film Schools.
Encounters, International Film Festival. Bristol. EFA 2012 Nomination.
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival. Best Cinematography Award.
Women Directing International Film Festival. Cuenca. Breve Historia Award.

2012 Screenings:
Next Reel International Film Festival, Singapore.
Regensburg Short Film Week.
Food Film Festival, Amsterdam.
Saguenay International Short Film Festival.
International Women's Film Festival, Cologne.
Walking in Air. Aurora Picture Show, Houston.
Madeira Film Festival.
Minifest, Montreal.